On Tuesday’s episode of his CNN show, host Don Lemon complained about Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) while reacting to the Republican’s fierce exchange with White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the Federal funding of profit-of-function research.
Needless to say, Lemon did not side with Paul in this situation.
Backstory: Rand Paul laments to Fauci: ‘You know it’s a crime to lie to Congress’
The lemon goes off
“[T]Misinformation continues to spread, even, or especially on Capitol Hill. That’s where the Delta variant was detected, prompting the Capitol doctor to urge members to get vaccinated and consider masking, “Lemon said.
“That as one of the leading vaccine deniers, Senator Rand Paul, tried to get Dr. Anthony Fauci on his personal punching bag today while coming face to face with the senator’s false claims that the National Institutes de Salud somehow played a role in funding the research that led to the origins of the pandemic and Dr. Fauci was definitely not having it, “he added.
Lemon then played a clip from the exchange before continuing his spiel.
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“What’s wrong with Rand Paul? Seriously, ”Lemon continued. “I know that is what you are thinking at home. Because I think the same. What is wrong with him? What are you trying to prove? “
“There’s nothing to prove there, and he keeps embarrassing himself,” Lemon concluded. Rand Paul, stop it. You look like an idiot. The lie, the misinformation, is the News Block we cannot close the political gap even though our lives are at stake, and there are still people who act like Rand Paul. “
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Paul sends a brutal message to Fauci
Paul continued Fox News Tuesday night to say that he will send a letter to the Justice Department requesting a criminal investigation of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“I will send a letter to the Justice Department asking for a criminal referral because he lied to Congress,” Paul said. “We have scientists who were lined up by the dozen to say that the research he was funding was a profit of function.”
“He is doing this because he has a self-interest to cover his tracks and cover his connection to the Wuhan lab,” he added.
This piece was written by James Samson on July 21, 2021. It originally appeared on LifeZette and is used with permission.
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